AHAA Spring Meeting 2024

Monday, 29 April 2024 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 1 May 2024 12:00 PM PDT

3570 South Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV, 89109, United States

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Monday, 29 April 2024 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 1 May 2024 12:00 PM PDT

2024 AHAA Spring Meeting, 3570 South Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV, 89109, United States.

2024 AHAA Spring Meeting

Auto Haulers Association of America

www.autohaulersamerica.com

Chris Spear
President & CEO
American Trucking Associations

Chris Spear is president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation's leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. As president and CEO, Chris leads ATA's efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry.

www.trucking.org

About Chris Spear

President & CEO
American Trucking Associations
Darren Acker
Director, Finished Vehicle Logistics Operations
GLOVIS America, Inc.

Darren Acker has been with GLOVIS for 13 years and is responsible for developing and executing strategic logistics operations to meet GLOVIS’ annual wholesale and revenue objectives. Prior to his current role, he led the Port/VPC Operations and Vehicle logistics departments. Darren is a career logistician with 30+ years of experience in Logistics and supply chain operations management. He is skilled in finished vehicles logistics, parts logistics, warehouse management, supply chain optimization and Just-In-Time logistics operations. Prior to joining GLOVIS, he was the west coast regional parts Logistics Manager for VASCOR Ltd. There, he oversaw west coast parts logistics operations in support of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California. He also served as the operations manager of Toyota’s Cross Dock operation in Los Angeles supporting Toyota facilities in Long Beach and Fremont Ca. as well as Takaoka Japan. Darren holds a Master of Art degree in Organizational Leadership from University Massachusetts Global, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation from Cal State University, Long Beach. He also served as a United States Marine for 21 years and retired honorably in 2005.

www.america.glovis.net

About Darren Acker

Director, Finished Vehicle Logistics Operations
GLOVIS America, Inc.
Joseph Peplinski
Vice President, Sales Team Leader – Transportation
Haylor, Freyer, & Coon

Vice President, Sales Team Leader – Transportation HAYLOR, FREYER & COON As a vice president and sales team leader in the transportation department at Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Joseph Peplinski takes a candid approach when talking with company owners about areas where they need to improve. “Having those tough conversations is being a true partner to those you promise to protect,” he says. “I try to inspire positive change that we can achieve as a team by speaking openly about their exposures and areas of deficiency. Being a crutch doesn’t help their business.” Peplinski is extremely involved in the trucking industry, which has led to a deeper appreciation of the challenges his clients face and resulted in his nomination as safety chair for the Trucking Association of New York, where he currently serves on the board of directors. “Our association advocates as the voice of trucking for critical industry regulations and issues, and my desire is to give back to the industry that has given so much to me by paving a brighter path for future generations,” Peplinski says.

https://haylor.com

About Joseph Peplinski

Vice President, Sales Team Leader – Transportation
Haylor, Freyer, & Coon
Roger Tutterow
Professor of Economics
Kennesaw University

Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair. His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio as well as by regional electronic and print media. In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in over 40 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas. Dr. Tutterow served on the Council of Economic Advisors, under Georgia Governors Sonny Perdue, Nathan Deal and Brian Kemp. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians, which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s Tax Code. In addition, Dr. Tutterow serves on the Georgia Child Support Commission, the Cobb County Public Employees’ Pension Board and the Board of Trustees of Berry College. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vinings Bank, on the Southern Region Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta. He was selected by Georgia Trend magazine as a “notable Georgian” and as one of “Georgia’s Most Influential” by James magazine. A Georgia native, Dr. Tutterow holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University.

https://www.henssler.com/project/roger-tutterow

About Roger Tutterow

Professor of Economics
Kennesaw University
Harold Moroknek
Managing Attorney
Marshall Dennehey

Harold Moroknek, MANAGING ATTORNEY, Marshall Dennehey PURCHASE, NY OFFICE CO-CHAIR, TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION PRACTICE GROUP Since 1988, Harold has successfully handled all aspects of litigation claims primarily in the area of general liability. He regularly defends transportation related claims,insurance fraud claims, SIU matters, construction, premises liability, motor vehicle, coverage claims, municipal, civil rights and construction related matters. He also serves as the Casualty Supervisor and Managing Attorney of the Westchester office. In this capacity, he oversees the day-to-day operations for the entire office and team of attorneys ensuring that client matters are handled promptly, professionally and effectively. Throughout his career, Harold has focused his practice in the area of trucking and transportation representing specifically buses and paratransit transportation companies in complex and general coverage litigation. As Co-Chair of the Trucking & Transportation Practice Group, he handles all types of personal injury, fatalities arising out of transportation claims, property damage as well as product liability claims. Additionally, Harold concentrates a portion of his practice in the area of SIU/ fraud investigation, primarily dealing with evaluating both medical provider fraud and fraudulent claims on the part of clients' insureds. He also has experience dealing with insurance coverage disputes, representing numerous insurance carriers across several states for the purposes of SIU investigation, bad faith litigation and general defense litigation. At the start of his career, Harold was a prosecutor in the state of New York and tried numerous criminal cases while he assisted in overseeing the narcotics unit, the special investigations unit and the child crimes bureau before leaving in 1992. Harold has been honored with the request by the New York State Police Investigators Association Union to serve as critical incident counsel as well as counsel for investigators charged with disciplinary violations within the bureau. He is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on a variety of topics concerning bus safety and has presented several times for the Bus Industry Safety Council. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Trucking & Transportation Liability * General & Automobile Liability * Construction Injury Litigation * Insurance Services – Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation * Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation

https://marshalldennehey.com

About Harold Moroknek

Managing Attorney
Marshall Dennehey
Allen Jay
Senior Regional Sales Manager
Mobileye

Allen Jay – Senior Regional Sales Manager Allen Jay, known as AJ, has been with Mobileye, Inc. since 2010 overseeing both regional and national accounts. With more than 30 plus years of mobile electronic experience, AJ has been instrumental in building out specific regions and verticals within Mobileye’s collision avoidance business unit. Allen Jay is a big enthusiast of the automotive industry and has been affiliated with several racing teams throughout North America.

https://www.mobileye.com

About Allen Jay

Senior Regional Sales Manager
Mobileye
Dennis Manns
Executive Vice President
North Motors Group

Dennis Manns is the Senior Automotive Advisor to InStarAGF: Toronto, Canda, a leading private equity group where he provides automotive insight and direction on the acquisition of automotive related businesses. Mr. Manns is also the Executive Vice President for North Motors Group, a leading OEM and automotive services executive advisory group. He is a Board of Director member for AMPORTS: Jacksonville, FL. And the former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Road & Rail Services of Louisville, KY. Dennis retired a few years ago from Honda Motor Company where he spent 30 years in executive management and leadership, serving in several different divisions of Honda’s American operations

About Dennis Manns

Executive Vice President
North Motors Group
William Mauldin
Vice President, Operations
US AutoLogistics

www.usal.com

About William Mauldin

Vice President, Operations
US AutoLogistics
TEC and ECTTS
Opening Night
Reception Sponsors

TEC Equipment Auto Transport prides itself in being one of the largest and most attentive auto hauler dealerships in the country. In a market driven by aggressive competition, tight margins and stringent regulations, you need equipment you can trust. Period. It must be efficient, allow for fast loading and unloading, and do so reliably for years. This is why we partner with the best auto transport truck and trailer manufacturers. We witness their quality first hand, every day, and they’re built to get the job done. We deliver: Renowned for industry-best customer service Wide inventory of trucks and car hauler trailers, both new and used, from major brands including Volvo, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Cottrell, Kentucky, Sun Country Extensive parts for all makes All-makes service of auto hauler trucks and trailers Repair and fabrication including cylinder work and welding.............................................. East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales is a dealership for the towing, auto transport and waste collection industries. Shop our lot to buy or lease new and used the commercial trucks listed above, including parts and consumable equipment. Visit our online parts and supplies store and check out our huge selection of towing equipment, roll-off truck parts and car hauler trailer accessories. Stop by our Portsmouth, VA retail store for supplies, equipment, parts, service repair, wash and detail, professional vinyl wraps, DOT lettering or walk our lot to browse our wide selection of: roll-off dumpster trucks, tow trucks, wreckers, 5 pack car haulers, 35-50 ton heavy duty wreckers, flatbed rollbacks, rotator wreckers, 7 car carriers, 9 car haulers, 10 car carriers, 11 car high rail trailers, commercial trucks, Cottrell open transport trailers, enclosed car trailers, new and used 7 to 11 car hauler trailers. For auto transport professionals we are an authorized warranty service center for Cottrell car carrier trailers auto transport trailers. We serve those in the business of towing and recovery, as an authorized warranty repair facility for Jerr-Dan wrecker bodies and Waste Collection businesses trust us to build and maintain their roll-off trucks and GalFab hoist systems.

About TEC and ECTTS

Opening Night
Reception Sponsors
Mobileye and Pilot Company
Tuesday
Breakfast Sponsors

Mobileye is a global leader in collision avoidance and computer-vision artificial intelligence. With technology trusted by dozens of OEMs, Mobileye’s safety solutions aim to reduce collisions and improve driver performance for fleets across all industries through real-time, proactive alerts. Equipped with our latest generation vision sensor, Mobileye collision avoidance is suitable for almost any vehicle. Whatever your fleet size or safety challenges, we can help keep your drivers and vehicles safer on the road............................................................................................................................ Pilot Flying J is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care, and a smile at every stop. As the largest network of travel centers in North America, Pilot Flying J has over 750 locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Pilot Flying J is part of Pilot Company’s family of brands. Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, Pilot Company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and employs more than 30,000 team members. To learn more about Pilot Company, visit https://pilotcompany.com/.

About Mobileye and Pilot Company

Tuesday
Breakfast Sponsors
Palomar Insurance
Tuesday
Lunch Sponsor

Founded in 1954, Palomar Insurance is one of the oldest independent agencies in the Southeast. Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama with offices in Georgia and Mississippi, Palomar has six locations to serve you. Trucking companies from single units to large fleet operations require essential insurance to protect property and people. Our expansive geographic reach and broad carrier representation offer us top-level relationships in the marketplace resulting in a cost-effective insurance program for you. Palomar will put together a comprehensive package that can include, but is not limited to: Auto Liability, General Liability, Physical Damage, Motor Truck Cargo/Inland Marine, Specialty Cargo – Livestock, Fuel, Waste, Aggregate, etc. Trailer Interchange, Property, Property of Others/Warehouse Legal, Workers’ Compensation, Excess Liability

About Palomar Insurance

Tuesday
Lunch Sponsor

About East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales

https://ectts.com Sponsor Logo

About Pilot Company

https://pilotflyingj.com Sponsor Logo

About Palomar Insurance

https://www.palomarins.com Sponsor Logo